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James "Jim" Dale Matthews

January 29, 1952 ~ January 22, 2018 (age 65)

James “Jim” D. Matthews, age 65 of Chamois, passed away Monday, January 22, 2018, at his farm in Chamois.

Jim was born January 29, 1952, in Jefferson City, a son to the late Harold and Opal (Huot) Matthews.

Jim was a graduate of Linn High School, State Technical College of Missouri and received his bachelor’s degree from Lincoln University.

On September 29, 2001, Jim was united in marriage to Marlene (Boeckman) Joiner at St. George Catholic Church in Linn. She survives of the home.

Jim was employed at State Technical College for over 25 years as an Instructor in the Diesel Technology Department. Jim enjoyed working on his farm, woodworking, deer hunting, and spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his spouse of 16 years, Jim is survived by: his stepson, Jason Joiner and his wife Patti of Wardsville; two stepdaughters, Michelle Humphrey and her husband Aaron of Wardsville, and Jennifer Brand and her husband Allan of Wardsville; seven grandchildren, Taylor, Matt, Kaleigh, Hunter, Makenzie, Logan and Chase; one brother, Thomas “Ed” Matthews of Chamois; two sisters, Dianna Franken and her husband Ken of Linn, and Sheila Kenyon and her husband Bill of Lee’s Summit; one nephew, Kevin Franken and his wife Rita of Eldon; and two great nieces, Katelyn and Madelyn.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a niece, Jodie Franken.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 25, 2018, at Morton Chapel in Linn.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 26, 2018, at Morton Chapel in Linn with Dan Hostetler officiating. Interment will follow in the Shirley Mint Hill Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.

Donations may be made to:

American Diabetes Foundation
Tel: 1-800-342-2383
Web: https://donations.diabetes.org/site/SPageServer/?pagename=Amaranth_Landing&presetAmt=all&s_src=ppc&s

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